Electro-Optics Center

A hybrid between the best components of a university and those of private industry.

The Electro-Optics Center (EOC), a proud part of The Pennsylvania State University, is  This relationship, as well as being a proud part of The Pennsylvania State University, allows us access to the university’s researchers and scientists, its state-of-the-art facilities and leading edge research.

Our staff, comprised primarily of former industry and DoD personnel, brings experience in exceeding sponsor and corporate expectations. Through the application of this hybrid model, the EOC is able to provide its sponsors with solutions that combine leading edge research with on-time and on-budget deliveries.

From groundbreaking research to extending the lives of legacy systems, our staff has successfully demonstrated they can meet our sponsors’ most challenging technology transition requirements. By addressing warfighter issues from a systems solution perspective, the EOC is able to effectively shorten the development life cycle and expediently field relevant solutions at lower cost and greater availability.

ARL is committed to our employee’s health and well-being by supporting Penn State initiatives, local health officials, and government leaders in preventing COVID-19 in the workplace.

Our employees whose work or research can be done remotely, from home, are doing so. We have also given the opportunity of a flexible work schedule to assist our employees who have other obligations to consider. For those whose work or research requires them to be in our laboratories, offices, or on campus, we are following all protocols necessary to reduce the spread of COVID-19, including mandatory mask training, strict safety procedures, and a network of contacts for reporting any ill-feeling symptoms.

As new employees join our workforce, the above guidelines apply. 

You can be confident that we will maintain our vigilant enforcement of all COVID-19 protocols in our workplace to ensure the health and safety of everyone.

Our strength comes from our people… we are a diverse group of professionals who hail from all over this great Nation, with all kinds of experience and expertise. As a team, we will get through this together with patience, diligence, vigilance, and resilience.